Post, 2 December 2020
A meal out and a few drinks are definitely on the agenda to celebrate the end of Lockdown 2.0. Our incredible restaurants need your support more than ever, and they’ve risen to the occasion with delicious festive menus that really do pull out all the stops. From that homely British-pub feeling we’ve all missed so much, to sushi with a festive twist, there’s plenty to indulge in from Chelsea favourites this December.
Beloved Bluebird are launching their festive menu from 2 November. Dine alfresco on the White Wonderland themed terrace and celebrate the season with a drink their cocktail menu created in partnership with Taittinger champagne. With three-courses and a festive cocktail for £35 per person, their seasonal menu is well worth a trip. And if you can’t make it there, takeaways will still continue throughout December.
350 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5UU | 020 7559 1000
With their fabulously named Sticks’n’Santa menu, Sticks’n’Sushi’s Christmas offering is full of “extra love and care and sparkle”. Promising, “no fuss, just fun”, the innovative menu for two mixes familiar Christmas ingredients with Japanese delicacies – inviting us all to take a journey of culinary discovery in a year where travel has been limited. Plus, enjoy a festive glass of Veuve Cliquot for free when you order the Sticks’n’Santa menu on Monday or Tuesday. Takeaway and delivery are also available.
113-115 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 4NT | 020 3141 8181
Ivy Chelsea Garden
If, like us, you’re really missing the relaxed surroundings of the Ivy Chelsea Garden, make a date to visit this December. The beautiful façade exceeds expectations, yet again, paying homage to Santa’s mailroom and is complete with a giant Christmas tree and Santa’s sleigh. Expertly crafted Christmas cocktails will make sure the festive spirit is in full flow! Booking recommended.
195-197 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5EQ | 020 3301 0300
Cosy, convivial and Christmassy – The Phene is the ideal pick for those who’ve been missing crackling log fires and delicious pub grub. The team are taking bookings for December, promising “an extra dose of sprinkles” to make this year’s Christmas dinner stand out in these extraordinary times. Whether it’s a feast with your family, a trip out with your bubble, or a well-deserved alternative office get-together, it’s the perfect pick for Christmas in the new-normal. We’re eyeing up ‘Roast cod with saffron mash, crayfish, mussels & lobster bisque’ – which is also fabulously gluten free.
9 Phene Street, Chelsea SW3 5NY | 020 7352 9898
Offering dining in both the ground-floor Dining Room and The Drawing Room on the first, No. Fifty Cheyne will bring plenty of magic to celebrations. Flickering fireplaces, an open-grill and gorgeous views over the Thames are made even better by an array of imaginative menus, so, from New Year’s Eve to Boxing Day Brunch, there are plenty of ways to indulge. Please note, the restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day.
50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea SW3 5LR | 020 7376 8787
The Cross Keys
Join the team throughout December for traditional festive classics such as Gin-cured salmon to start, Free-range roasted turkey and celeriac & field mushroom Wellington for main and Christmas plum pudding to finish. All for £45, from 23 November to 23 December. Fancy eating out on Christmas Day? You can’t go wrong with their three or five-course menu options.
1 Lawrence Street, Chelsea SW3 5NB | 020 7351 0686
Rabbit are offering a festive banquet celebrating all things British. Each scrumptious dish is designed to be shared at the bucolic King’s Road venue, at £42 for lunch or £48 for dinner. A selection of mouthfuls, sharing plates and seasonal sides include ‘Hand-dived scallops, chervil and black truffle risotto, chilli and apple’ and ‘Shaved brussels sprout salad, cheddar and walnut apple salad’, however the piece de resistance is sure to be the ‘Mince pie jammy dodger’ at the end.
172 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 4UP | 020 3750 0172